SUMMARY: Andrew Otubuah, popularly known as Akwadaa Nyame is a 21-year-old Video Director who is currently making waves when it comes to everything video.
It all started in Class 6 when he joined a dance group called Young Lords and used to record videos of them dancing and used to edit the videos with the help of YouTube.
He was into photography for fun when a friend stylist of his called Cymple, introduced him to Medikal as a photographer and put him on their team. From there he started going for shows with Medikal, taking pictures.
After about a year, Medikal wanted a music video for one of his songs but he didn’t want to book someone else for the video so he asked him if he could shoot the video and he responded in the affirmative, even though he didn’t know the much about video editing and even the tools needed to achieve such a video. He learnt everything he had to know in a day on YouTube and went out there and made himself proud.
After about 1 or 2 months, his friend, Cymple, called him saying that the music video had gotten a nomination and he was shocked. He told himself that if his first video could get a nomination then maybe God is telling him something. He wanted to take it from there and do more videos.
ORIGIN STORY: Akwadaa Nyame grew up in Dansoman. He went to St Martin de Porres School which is also in Dansoman and had his Secondary School Education in Achimota School (Motown). After Motown, he continued to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where he studied Business.
He’s always had an active life in school as he started dancing in Class 6 as a member of a group called Young Lords. He used to record himself dancing with his older brother’s digital camera and edited them on his brother’s computer with the help of YouTube at that young age. In SHS he got involved with photography and later due to help from his friend, he got acquainted with the artiste, Medikal, and started taking pictures for him. After about a year, he shot a video for him, Medikal- How Far” and it got a nomination. Fast forward today, he’s shot videos for Kwesi Arthur, BBNz, Lil Shaker and Medikal.
ACHIEVEMENTS/CAREER MILESTONES: He shot, directed and edited his first video for Medikal at 19 years and it won a nomination.
INFLUENCES: Pascal Aka
PUBLIC IMAGE: When the artistes talk to him on phone or reach out via texts, they’re cool. It’s when they see him that they are shocked that they’ve been dealing with someone so young but they still give him the necessary respect needed for them to work amicably.
SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES: Twitter: akwadaa_nyame
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